Broken windshield

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Old 09-29-2009, 04:21 AM
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I have a broken windshield. The rearview mirror broke off and took a large chunk of the glass with it. I need to replace windshield but Infiniti quoted me 871 dollars for windshield and another 240 for labor. Is this about right ? This is my first time with a problem like this. A friend recommended a aftermarket windshield around 200 and labor give or take 150 bucks. I like this option better but I wonder if this cheaper route would give me a cheap windshield or are they all almost the same in terms of quality? I just need something that doesn't break or crack unecessarily. Thanks if anyone can help.
 
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Old 09-29-2009, 04:41 AM
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Some people are picky and just want the dealer glass

As far as quality goes aftermarket is just as good

Go with the cheaper route
 
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you know what, i had a windshield guy look at it and turns out i was fretting over nothing. he said it's common for some glass to come out with the glue and that i could save myself the trouble and he can glue it back on for $15. unbelievably simple.
 
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But with the chunk of glass removed couldn't that expand and cause larger cracks? Anyhow, back to your original question, do you have glass coverage on your insurance? If so, if the deductible is 250, then just make a claim on it. Otherwise, if it's 500 for it, it's best to just go aftermarket. 800+ for windshield imo is ridiculous.
 
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got it glued back on. dunno we'll see if it cracks. so far so good though.

yeah when the rep at beshoff infiniti said $871 I nearly collapsed. i can't believe they want to charge that much. granted it might be good quality but that's just absurd, but then again how good is "dealer quality glass" when my 3 year old niece was able to break the rearview and the glass with it the first time around? so really i thought it was a joke and sought other advice.

a friend i knew recommended his friend's shop. that guy said said around $400 with labor. I ended up paying $5 for a repair kit at autozone. done. if it does crack later on i'll go back to the $400 dollar guy. no sense paying $871 and then later my niece breaks it again or a rock hits it on the freeway and then have to replace it again.

i guess this guy at the dealer saw that i was green and gladly took advantage. it's alright, i'm in sales so i know the deal with that. but it's still absurd.
 
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safelite auto glass replaced the windshield on my xterra for 190 bucks...took out the old in one piece, and glued in a new one in about 45 minutes...
 
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you need a new windshield, you may find a good used part.

Good Luck
 
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